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Venture capital's problem with covering up sexual harassment

Beneath the last few month's headlines about sexual harassment in venture capital, another theme has emerged: The cover-ups.

Why it matters: Although more women are finding the courage to come forward publicly with their stories, much of this can be undermined by company efforts to cover up the misconduct, especially via legal means like non-disclosure and non-disparagement agreements. When firms work to protect the transgressors' professional image and opportunities, they're saying that the men's careers are more important than the women's safety.